Tag Archive: Venice

Eighth-century skeleton found at Torcello Island

skeleton in Italy

On the island of Torcello, at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice excavation site, some protagonists of the island’s thousand-year history have begun to emerge. A tomb datable to around 700 A.D. has recently been unearthed by the site’s team of scholars hailing from universities throughout Italy, under the scientific direction of archaeologist Diego Calaon…

Marco Polo: The Animated Biography

Marco Polo, the famed merchant and traveler who introduced Europe to China and Central Asia. Marco Polo traveled the Silk Road and spent time in the court of Kublai Khan, the great Mongolian leader. After an epic 24 year journey Marco Polo returned to Venice and was imprisoned by Genoa forces occupying the city. While…